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This review is from: The Remains of the Day (Paperback)
Other reviewers have already explained the plot behind the book very nicely, so I will only add that in terms of writing, this is as good as it gets. It also goes to show that you don't have to have a prodigious vocabulary a la Will Self (not to knock him, but he is the perfect example of this) to create a work of art. This book is written in fairly simple language, but the language is used so elegantly that it is much more of a pleasure to read than certain other authors who seem to feel that the only way to impress their readers is to baffle them. I find that Ishiguro's other novels, while all brilliant in their own right, do not quite match up to this quite superb novel (although this is like saying that Van Gogh never quite equalled "Sunflowers").